This lecture focused on Grignani’s expressive and experimental use of type and graphics in advertising design from the late 1940s through the 1970s.

“The future is in us because our design is in the future” is a statement declared by Franco Grignani during the lecture he gave at Vision 65, the first World Congress on New Challenges to Human Communication, held at the Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 1965.

Greg D’Onofrio is a designer, writer, and educator, and has curated, lectured, and authored essays on post-war, modern graphic design.

This lecture took place on March 7, 2016, at the Rose Auditorium at the Cooper Union, an important centre of intellectual and artistic activity in New York, in collaboration with the Herb Lubalin Study Center, an archive that focuses on graphic design and typography. Introduction by Alexander Tochilovsky, curator at Herb Lubalin Study Center.

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